Imagine you have 7 siblings. All girls. And you’re all around the same age, kinda like 2 sets of quadruplets (this sounds like a womb’s worst nightmare but just roll with it.) Now imagine being locked up in a house for 3 days with all of them. 8 personalities, 8 opinions, 24 pieces of luggage and 197 pairs of shoes all under 1 roof.
Between the 8 of us there is a lot of life going on right now, so we also spent a lot of time this weekend doing what we had been taught as pledges over a decade ago, collectively leaning on each other to lessen the weight of each individual whose burden had become heavier than normal. And before you think this post will descend into some greekfest virtual probate show complete with chants, hand signs and poetry excerpts, it’s not about that. 12 years in the game nobody cares what your line number is or the meaning behind your Kryptic line name. Sisters are born from all types of situations and regardless of how they are introduced into your life, there is a priceless emotional connection that transcends friendship. I am so fortunate to have so many women in my life that I can call sisters, but the 12 that I was forced to lean on in college have been an invaluable source of inspiration, encouragement and support for me through the years. I encourage anyone with sisters of any kind to make uninterrupted quality time a priority in your lives. When life, careers, relationships and family throw you curveballs, you will always have your sisters. Never forget that and show your appreciation for these special women with the most valuable gift you could ever give. Your time.